Anomalous temperature-dependent phenomena of muon catalyzed fusion in solid deuterium and tritium mixtures

N. Kawamura, K. Nagamine, T. Matsuzaki, K. Ishida, S. N. Nakamura, Y. Matsuda, M. Tanase, M. Kato, H. Sugai, K. Kudo, N. Takeda, G. H. Eaton

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Abstract

A systematic experimental study was conducted on muon-catalyzed fusion in solid deuterium and tritium mixtures. Various conditions were investigated, i.e. tritium concentrations from 20% to 70%, and temperatures from 5 K to 16 K. With decreasing temperature, unexpected increase in the muon cycling rate and decrease in the muon loss probability were observed. The former change is interpreted to be caused by the temperature dependence in the dtμ formation process. The most probable origin of the latter change is the temperature dependence in the muon reactivation process after muon-to-α sticking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Volume154
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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